posted on September 08, 2010 16:25
Back to school week continues in Genesee County.
Today the intermediate grades and high school freshmen in Batavia went back.
Tomorrow, Batavia Middle School and the rest of the high school will head to class. And at the high school, there will be a change in traffic flow. Superintendent Margaret Puzio explained today.
"What was the bus loop, is now the parent drop-off," says Puzio. "What was happening was that we had so many parents in the parking lot, while staff members and kids were trying to get out of cars. So we decided to make the parent drop-off separate. We think it'll be a little safer."
Students will also benefit from a slew of technology upgrades at several schools this year.
"Our security systems are somewhat new," Puzio explains. "Our outside doors are locked now...you have to buzz in to get into the offices.
"We had wireless internet transmitters installed, and they are up and running. So that's going to be an exciting new opportunity for teachers, to use computers right in their classrooms and bring laptops into the classrooms."
Puzio says she visited each of the schools today and everything went smoothly.
Students at Batavia Notre Dame also start school tomorrow morning.